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Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
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Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

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"Greek kabobs. Fantastic flavor for chicken. Marinade can also be used for pork."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, 2 cloves minced garlic, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large resealable bag. Add chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Mix yogurt, cucumber, 1 tablespoon olive oil, vinegar, 1 clove minced garlic, and 1 pinch salt together in a bowl. Refrigerate tzatziki sauce for flavors to blend, 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Soak wooden skewers in a bowl of water for about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade and thread onto the soaked skewers. Discard unused marinade.
  5. Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning frequently until nicely browned on all sides and chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 8 minutes per side. Serve with tzatziki sauce.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 2 hrs 30 mins

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 08, 2013

This was very, very good, but I did make some changes. I prepared the marinade exactly as written, but I marinated the chicken pieces for about 5 hours, which was perfect. The tzatziki sauce I had to alter: I substituted lemon juice for the vinegar and added a teaspoon of dried dill weed. I served this as sandwiches, with pita warmed on the grill, sliced red onion and tomatoes. Completely yummy!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 14, 2014

I did not make the chicken from this recipe, but I did make a variation of the tzatziki sauce. Although this recipe did make a decent base for the sauce, I did change some things and it tasted pretty close to the sauce I've had in Greek restaurants. I added about 1 tsp. of lemon juice and about 1 tsp. of fresh oregano. I also had a dried spice blend on hand that contained shallots, onion, garlic, lemon peel, chives, and orange peel. I added about 1/4 tsp. of this and it really gave it the boost it needed. I personally do not like greek yogurt so I substituted the same amount of light sour cream instead and it was delicious.

 
Jun 09, 2013

This recipe was amazing! We rarely please all three of our picky children with any recipe, but this one was loved by all. We marinated and grilled not only chicken, but pork, salmon, zucchini and yellow squash. Everything was absolutely yummy in every way. The addition of the tzatziki sauce was like the icing on the cake. We made a slight change of the addition of a touch of fresh mint in the tzatziki, and it was amazing. I'm a person who likes to know why you do what you do in recipes sometimes. My husband informed me that letting the tzatziki sauce chill for at least an hour after making helps the vinegar in the sauce break down the other ingredients so that they can combine. I'm glad to know this, because I will never rush a tzatziki again. The sauce was so simple and delicious, as was the marinate. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

 
Mar 27, 2013

This turned out amazing. Since I live in rural Japan, I don't have access to Greek yogurt so I just used plain yogurt and added some lemon juice and white pepper to it (taken from another recipe) and it tastes almost as good as actual tzatziki.

 
Jan 04, 2014

I live in Minnesota so I will not be able to dig out my grill until May. I decided to cook the chicken on the George Foreman grill. It turned out wonderful. I made a few minor changes in the Tzatziki sauce. I used a good Greek yogurt but wanted it extra thick so I strained it through a coffee filter. After grating the cucumber I put it in a strainer with a hefty pinch of salt and let the water come out. I then put it on paper towels and squeezed out any remaining liquid. Instead of vinegar I used fresh lemon juice as the acid. I added 1/2 teaspoonful of dill weed and a small amount of fresh mint. I believe Tzatziki sauce would be good on a flip-flop. Thanks, Bakermom. This is a fantastic recipe.

 
Dec 04, 2013

I've made this at least 3 times already and we love it. I marinate the chicken all day - at least 6 hours. In the sauce I like to add extra cloves of garlic. Very good and super delicious!

 
Aug 14, 2013

Loved it! I Marinated the chicken overnight. The sauce was easy to make. I added veggie kebabs and couscous which only added a few minutes to the cooking time. A complete meal on a budget.

 
Mar 28, 2013

This is very, very close to how I make this dish. I use a Greek spice blend rather than just oregano, and I drain my cucumber well before adding to the yogurt. I also add a bit of fresh dill to my tzatziki. We love these. They are soooo good served on warm flatbread!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 268 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 25.5 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 334 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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